Tired of snoozing your alarm clock until you’re brave enough to stick one leg out of your blanket and onto your cold floor every Monday morning? It’s time to quit the excuses and get that travel bucket list in action for 2017.
Just because we’ve reached May, doesn’t mean it’s too late to start planning for a last minute trip. Forget that same old bar, with the same happy hour and the same nights out ending with ‘Wonderwall’ and cheesy fries. You need to get out there: exploring, rejuvenating, and living!
Giving you that well-needed inspiration, here are the trending destinations that are taking over:
It’s the kaleidoscopic melting pot that will heighten your senses and have you conversing with travellers from all over the globe. Fuel your inner foodie with lessons in Hoi An, Vietnam, taking you beyond your cheesy pasta and baked bean dinners to sharpen up your culinary skills to show off back home.
Marvel at the madness of the Koh San Road, obligatory cocktail bucket in hand and wake up at the same time as the roosters start calling to trek to the temples at Angkor Wat for sunrise, proving that Cambodia caters and provides something for absolutely everyone.
It’s no surprise that Bali is still super hot on the radar this year. Novice or pro, ride the waves across its idyllic coastline or channel your own Eat, Pray, Love tale and visit Pak Sirkus in Canggu – an extraordinary healer and miracle worker on bones and aching limbs.
Or, get going and see more on our Bali Active trip, combining adrenaline-junkie white water rafting with the art of meditation and yoga classes to champion those zen-like vibes in Ubud.
Go Greek this summer and jump on-board where picturesque cliff-side drives, sparkling azure waters and handfuls of handsome waiters rule the mainland.
Whether you choose to Insta your way through the cobbled streets of Santorini, have your breath taken away by the iconic windmills of Mykonos or if you prefer to indulge in some island hopping to see more than just moussaka, Greece will blow your mind.
Settle into island life in Mykonos and climb down the cliffside to the unspoilt Agios Sostis. You won’t spot a deckchair or an umbrella in sight, leaving you free to absorb the sparkling sea lapping against white sand.
Home to more than a few nights out filled with debauchery, opt to head to the high seas for some serious chill time. Trade trashy kebabs for beach-side BBQ’s and forget the sweaty dance floors as you drench yourself in sunlight and pristine waters, discovering hidden coves and secluded sands. Buried treasure is optional.
Giving a whole new meaning to chasing the sun, hop aboard our Island Sunchaser trip to kick back, enjoy an aperitif and snap endless #NoFilter sunsets.
Voted among the top ten happiest countries in the world, it’s no wonder we’re all flocking to the home of maple syrup and peanut butter.
With more lakes than any other country and this year marking the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederacy, all international visitors will be treated with free access to Canada’s national parks allowing travellers to experience the beauty and diverse nature of the region without spending a penny – win, win no matter what!
Make sure you soak your weary muscles in Banff hot springs after you’ve stood in awe (jaw-dropping compulsory) at the famous Whistler National Park.
Are you ready to jet? Pack your bags and go here.
This piece originally appeared via Le Nerb.